WHO'S NEXT FOR FURY:
5 POTENTIAL OPPONENTS
Tyson Fury dethroned Deontay Wilder to once again become heavyweight world champion to leave the question of what is next for the Gypsy King?
Wilder now has 30 days to activate an immediate rematch clause, or decide to walk away from the trilogy bout.
Promoter Eddie Hearn urged Fury to ditch a third bout with the Bronze Bomber in order to face unified champion Anthony Joshua in an undisputed decider.
But WBC mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte has also demanded he gets the next crack at Britain’s latest heavyweight king.
Here SunSport's Jack Figg details who could be next for Fury.
Wilder’s co-manager Shelly Finkel and trainer Jay Deas insisted beaten Wilder will want another crack at Fury.
The Bronze Bomber will receive the lesser of a 60/40 split should he fancy a crack at revenge.
However, if he decides to walk away from the trilogy, Fury’s promoter Bob Arum said a third fight between the rivals can be revisited to 2021.
But the hard-hitting American is most likely next in line for an immediate rematch against Fury with his insurance call coming in the contract.
If Wilder does indeed choose to leave his rivalry with Fury to recuperate, it opens up the door for the Gypsy King and AJ to clash in a Battle of Britain for all the marbles.
Joshua is already expected to face IBF mandatory Kubrat Pulev in his next fight while being ordered by the WBO to fight Oleksandr Usyk afterwards.
But before his mandatories, or in between, if an undisputed title clash can be negotiated Watford’s unified champ would be given permission by the governing bodies to backdate his obligated defences.
Both Joshua and Fury’s team have expressed an interest in making the mammoth fight happen, with the UK, America and Saudi Arabia ready to host the historic event.
After the United Kingdom Anti-Doping Agency cleared Whyte of any wrongdoing following an ‘adverse finding’ before his win against Oscar Rivas last year, he was reinstated as WBC mandatory.
But despite the case being ongoing at the time, the Brixton banger was replaced by Fury as the next challenger for Wilder’s belt, meaning Whyte was told he would have to wait until 2021 to fight for the title.
The heavyweight contender tweeted his promoter Hearn to forget about Joshua facing Fury and instead urged him to make an offer for the Gypsy King to face him.
Should the WBC put pressure of new champ Fury he could find himself sharing the ring with Whyte in a mandatory defence.
The world champion already told Whyte he wanted to fight him.
Andy Ruiz Jr
Fury has spent much time ridiculing Ruiz both before he shocked Joshua and after losing the rematch.
The pair have shared verbals online and talked up the possibility of fighting each other. Ruiz still has a lot to prove after underwhelming at 20st 3lb against AJ in their rematch.
But the clash of styles against Fury and previous trash-talk makes the fight an easy sell for fans.
Heavyweight bad boy Miller has recently signed with Fury’s US promoters Top Rank and broadcasters ESPN.
Despite dragging his name through the mud with a series of failed drug tests before his fight with Joshua got cancelled last year, the loudmouth American has served his measly six month ban.
Miller signed with Top Rank in order to force through a fight with Fury and seems to have profited from his shocking doping scandal after being handed a new multi-fight deal.
Should the Gypsy King somehow be short of opponents, promotional stable-mate Miller would be an easy contender to match up against.